CJ Cummings won his 4th consecutive gold medal at an IWF World Championship event on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. Cummings, at the 2017 IWF Junior World Championships, went 4-for-6 to take 1st place by 1kg.
Cummings finished the snatch in 4th place with 138kg and 9kg behind Masanori Miyamoto in 1st place. He would be, however, just 2kg behind 2nd place.
On the clean and jerk, Cummings’ first lift at 173kg would vault him into second place, just 4kg behind Miyamoto. However, Miyamoto would follow up Cummings with a 173kg lift of his own to make the lead 9kg once again.
Cummings would force Miyamoto’s hand by bumping up his second attempt and letting Miyamoto take his third and final attempt at 178kg. Miyamoto would miss, leaving Cummings with two attempts to hit a 183kg clean and jerk.
Cummings would nail the 183kg lift to take gold and then would bump up to 186kg in an attempt to break his own Youth World Record Clean and Jerk of 185kg and his Youth World Record Total. Cummings would fail to record a successful lift, but would walk away with his 4th gold medal at an IWF World Championship in as many attempts.